Amulet of protection
from undead
( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 2
Material Wood

Amulets of protection from undead prevent instant death from hearing the banshee's wail - the player takes 20d15 damage instead.

It does not reliably protect against the special attacks of certain undead. On test, character (with lowish DV) put a blessed amulet on and stood next to a hostile ghul. Despite having 5000 HP the char was instantly paralyzed and never woke up. That summarizes the amulet's effect against paralysis attack.

When unidentified, it always appears as a "bone amulet".

If the PC dies to the wail while wearing one, a special message will be displayed.


Not very useful, considering a means to deafen the PC (and thus take zero damage from the wail) is guaranteed prior to the banshee level.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be generated in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------- blessed amulet of protection from undead------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.